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Old 6th April 2012, 20:17   #1
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Thumbs up WCOTY 2012 is the VW Up!

The VW Up! has bagged the World Car Of The Year award for 2012.

The Up! beats out 34 other cars, including the two finalists, the F30 BMW 3-series and Porsche 911 to win the prestigious title.

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Other awards:
  • World Performance Car Of The Year - Porsche 911
    Finalists - Lamborghini Aventador LP700, McLaren MP4-12C
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  • World Green Car Of The Year - Merc S250 CDI BlueEfficiency
    Finalists - Ford Focus Electric, Peugeot 3008 Hybrid
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  • World Car Design Of The Year - Range Rover Evoque
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Old 6th April 2012, 21:06   #2
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Default Re: WCOTY 2012 is the VW Up!

And this is the reason -

The World Car Awards jurors observed that, “The little Volkswagen Up! has altered what we have come to expect from the citycar segment. Of note are the responsive steering, sophisticated suspension setup, new efficient engines and the quality of materials and finish. Never before in this economy segment have owners felt so premium. Look for every builder of citycars to up its game just to compete with the new VW”.
And here is why they have chosen the Porsche -
The World Car jurors observed that, “The World Car Awards have had a Porsche in the final three for World Performance Car in all but one of the years we’ve been in existence. The all-new Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S have impressed our expert jury with leaps in innovation and risk-taking design choices while at the same time maintaining and improving upon the driving thrills we look for in any Porsche two-door”.
Risk taking design choices - on a Porsche 911?

And why the big Mercedes S class was voted as the green car?
This is the first 4-cylinder S-Class in the 60-year history of the legendary model. Powered by a 204hp diesel turbo producing 500Nm, this S-Class develops ample power from the world’s cleanest diesel, while the incorporation of a start-stop system means that this car produces an outstanding 149g/km of CO2.”
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Honestly, I would have liked to see the Lamborghini Aventador LP700 take the honours for the Performance category. The 911 is a brilliant car with new innovations being introduced regularly but I guess that's about it. Nothing radical about it, nothing in your face.
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